Shots fired at home of Mayan human rights defender Angelica Choc

Shots fired at home of Mayan human rights defender Angelica Choc

Originally posted by YLNM Member Rights Action. 18/09/2016. Just after midnight, Friday September 16, 2016, shots were fired at the home of Angelica Choc, a Mayan Q’eqchi’ human rights leader and community defender in El Estor, department of Izabal, Guatemala, while she slept inside with her youngest son and an...

The Story of Ixtepec, Mexico: Protecting Land, Establishing No Go Zones for Mining

The Story of Ixtepec, Mexico: Protecting Land, Establishing No Go Zones for Mining

Yes to Life, No to Mining welcomes our new members No a la Mina Ixtepec from Mexico to our global solidarity network. In this article you can discover more about the mine threatening Ixtepec and the people’s inspirational resistance to this project. Originally published by YLNM members CATAPA. April 22nd...

Take Action: Canadian Aura Minerals Inc. Using Threats And Illegal Detentions To Crush Protests And Expand Gold Mine Into 200-year Old Cemetery In Honduras

Take Action: Canadian Aura Minerals Inc. Using Threats And Illegal Detentions To Crush Protests And Expand Gold Mine Into 200-year Old Cemetery In Honduras

Alongside the Honduras Solidarity Network, YLNM member group Rights Action are calling for support to pressure Aura Minerals Inc, a Canadian mining company, over their use of intimidation tactics in the community of Azacualpa, Honduras. Read this primer, watch the video and learn how to take action. In April 2014,...

Conservation Wins over Mining Exploration in Arizona’s Mountain Empire

Conservation Wins over Mining Exploration in Arizona’s Mountain Empire

Originally posted by the Patagonia Area Resource Alliance. 16/09/2015. A federal district court in Arizona put the brakes on an environmentally destructive exploratory mineral drilling project in the Coronado National Forest near Patagonia, Arizona, saying the Forest Service failed to conduct the appropriate environmental review before fast-tracking the approval of...

Intag’s Recurrent Nightmare: Adding Up The Costs Of Ecuador’s Mineral Wars

Intag’s Recurrent Nightmare: Adding Up The Costs Of Ecuador’s Mineral Wars

By Carlos Zorilla. Original source: Upside Down World It seems hard to believe, but it’s been twenty years since the resistance to the large-scale open pit copper mining project began in Intag. Two decades. Almost a generation.   During that time, the threat of wide scale destruction and social upheaval that...

Hunger Strike and Protest: Mongolian Government Gives Green Light to Hundreds of Mining Projects

Hunger Strike and Protest: Mongolian Government Gives Green Light to Hundreds of Mining Projects

by Odno Shourd and Hannibal Rhoades 4th March 2015 On Tuesday 10 February, nine members of Upright Blue Mongols and the Save Noyon Mountain Movement began a hunger strike in Ulaanbaatar, aiming to prevent the Mongolian Parliament passing damaging changes to the country’s environmental law as it came up for...